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Monday, April 3, 2017

Food in Film: Butter

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

A food addict and connoisseur of tasteful films reviews Food in Film, starring...
...Butter

Maybe it's my English roots, I don't know, but I grew up with butter on my sandwiches. My dad claimed butter (which he jokingly called "salve") helped the bread slide down the gullet.

I believe real butter is healthier than artificial substitutes, but it's certainly not the healthiest route when I have both butter and mayonnaise on turkey sandwiches. Even my peanut butter sandwiches are buttered.

However, as much as I love the creamy yellow goodness, I gag when Doug Madsen (Tim Allen) consumes a stick of butter in Wild Hogs (2007).

Scene: Doug eats butter.

Could you eat a cube of butter?

What's on your sandwich?

20 comments:

  1. I love me some butter, and not just peanut butter ;)

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    1. My peanut butter sandwiches are more butter than peanut, I think. :-) Thankfully, I don't eat them very often.

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  2. I think when I was a kid, I probably could have eaten butter right off the dish... but now I agree, the thought is disgusting. My cat, on the other hand, would eat the whole stick if we left it uncovered!

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    1. We had a cat that loved butter, too! I had completely forgotten about that. We used to give her a fingerful of butter every morning because we read it was supposed to help cats process fur-balls. Not sure if it really worked, but she certainly didn't complain.

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  3. I too couldn't eat that much butter! But I am a Brit, and yes we have butter on our sarnies. I don't like it as well as mayo, though. So it will depend on the filling as to whether I have butter or mayo :)

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    1. I like that term "sarnies". I might try to incorporate that into my vocabulary. Thanks for your comment!

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  4. I'd rather butter than mayo.
    I like my sandwich uncomplicated...I'm a picky eater, or I'm stuck to my habits and I don't like to wander. But, yeah, I guess I could eat Nutella and butter. Probably the friendliest combo. :D

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    1. Nutella and butter. That does sound like a friendly combo!

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  5. I love butter on bread and toast and crumpets and muffins, as long as there are absolutely NO lumps!
    If there's so much as a tiny lump of the stuff it makes me gag. Eugh!

    Though when I was sick as I child my Nanna would let me eat 'butter ball'. They were literally just balls of butter rolled in sugar.
    Sooooo gross now looking back at it, but i used to love them!

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    1. Oh my goodness, your comment took me down memory lane. When I was a kid I used to eat bread and butter with sugar sprinkled on top. I loved that!

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  6. i couldn't eat a cube of butter unless it was melted into my bread and fried. then maaaaayyybee i could do it.

    have not seen this movie though. not a comedy buff. but and now i definitely will give it a miss. :)

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    1. I had to ponder on that a bit... could I eat it if it was melted into my bread and fried? I probably couldn't, and if I did I would certainly feel sick afterward.

      Sorry I turned you off of seeing Wild Hogs. ;-)

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    1. A bit much, huh! I'm not even sure I could do it if I was getting paid (like an actor). I'd give it a try, though.

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  8. I love butter (but not in large doses!) but I must say I've changed to margarine over the years for its easy in spreading - nothing worse than tearing all your bread up when the butter is too hard!
    Leanne | cresting the hill

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    1. Agreed... trying to spread hard butter on bread is aggravating! When our butter is too hard to spread, I take a vegetable peeler and skim off thin slices of butter and place it on the bread. The slices soften real fast, then I spread them around.

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  9. I like butter on bread and toast (and now that song by the Newbeats is going through my head - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Jzl_bx3fI) and melted over vegetables, but not as a rule on sandwiches. I prefer my sandwiches to be meat and/or cheese on bread, with no mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise (especially mayonnaise) or other ingredients thrown in.

    You're right: as bad for you as the hydrogenated oils in margarine are, you're better off using real butter. Same with sugar when compared to the artificial sweeteners.

    John Holton
    A to Z Challenge Co-Host
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    1. Oh my goodness, I had forgotten all about that song. Now it's going to keep running through my head, too! Thanks a lot! hahaha

      When we travel by car, we love to get a loaf of French bread, rip off a section and stuff it with meat and cheese. No condiments. Just bread, meat, and cheese. Favorite traveling food since it's so easy to do without all the fixin's.

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  10. And then you have a daughter who binges on books about food...including a whole book about butter! Lol Thanks for humoring me and listening to me blab about some of the interesting butter facts I've learned so far! ☺

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    1. I wasn't just humoring... I was interested in the history of butter snippets you shared with me! You're doing all the work, reading, and I get to benefit from it!

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